• “In uncommon sympathy with her audience, Giff gets right to the heart of grade-schoolers’ priorities.” —Publishers Weekly

  • “Handling difficult subjects with sensitivity is Mrs. Giff’s specialty.” —The New York Times

    “Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers.” —School Library Journal

    “Giff writes about the concerns of second and third graders with a sure hand.” —School Library Journal

    “An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.” —Booklist